Clicker Zombie Makeup Tutorial from Freakmo. This is a pretty detailed zombie makeup tutorial for a Clicker Zombie from the game “The Last Of Us.”
Freakmo goes into detail on how she sculpted, cast, and painted the fungoid mask for this epic cosplay. Materials are mentioned as well. This is a great tutorial for anyone considering doing something more ambitious than just the average “raccoon eyes” zombie makeup you see so often.
If you haven’t played “The Last Of Us” and are wondering what a “Clicker” is:
“Clickers” is the nickname given to humans in the third stage of the Ophiocordyceps Unilateralis infection. They have had prolonged exposure to the fungus and are completely blind. Navigation is still possible using an adaptive echolocation, similar to that of most bats. This makes an eerie clicking sound, thus earning Clickers their nickname.
I’ve been doing a lot of sculpting and casting in resin over the last year. I can really appreciate the amount of work that went into making the mold for this clicker zombie makeup tutorial. This is a multi-part mold and she’s casting in layers. Her comments on painting techniques are very informative as well. Holy cow though, that is a lot of work for one mask.
This makes my own zombie makeup efforts look like amateur hour. Visit her youtube channel if you are interested in upping your cosplay game. Especially when it comes to makeup and special effects. You can subscribe to the rest of Freakmo’s makeup tutorials here.
Fair warning of course. The makeup tutorials on her channel are pretty grisly. Everything from zombies to severed fingers. I’m grossed out and obsessed with them. To be expected with zombie makeup, but you have been warned.
Also if you don’t like gory zombie effects what are you doing here?